Jaama Drives Growth in Plant and Tool Hire Sector

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Jordan Thompson - Plant Sales Manager
Leading fleet management software supplier Jaama has recruited Jordan Thompson to spearhead growth in the plant and tool hire sector.
 
Ms Thompson, who has a number of years’ experience in the sector, has been appointed plant sales manager with responsibility for increasing use of Jaama’s industry-leading Key2 Plant Management software system in the sector.
 
Her appointment comes just weeks before Jaama will be exhibiting at this year’s Executive Hire Show where it will be showcasing Key2 Plant Management software, which provides plant and tool hire operators with the right tools to successfully manage their business. The event is being held at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, on February 10 and 11.
 
A university graduate, Ms Thompson spent three years at Nottingham-based rental and hire software provider inspHire initially in technical support before becoming an account manager. She then spent 18 months as product manager at contact centre service provider ctalk.
 
Since launching more than a decade ago, Jaama has become the UK’s leading software provider to the fleet and vehicle leasing sector and continues to increase its penetration as the software provider of choice to plant and tool hire companies.
 
On joining Jaama, Ms Thompson said: “I have moved to Jaama because it is a fast-expanding and go-ahead company. With my knowledge and experience in the plant and tool hire sector I can drive its growth and be part of the company’s continuing success.”
 
Jaama managing director Martin Evans said: “We are ramping up our focus on the plant and tool hire market in 2016 and that starts with the appointment of Jordan and exhibiting at the Executive Hire Show.”
 
Key2 Plant Management is the most advanced, flexible web-based product on the market, and with Jaama’s on-going development and investment the system is at the forefront of innovative management for the hire and rental industries.
 
Built for the Microsoft.NET framework and using ‘Smart Client’ technology, Key2 Plant Management is an intuitive, easy to navigate, simple to use yet functionally-packed web-based business tool.
 
The system stores and actively manages and monitors all aspects of plant, asset, stores management, the hire of both single items and plant packs, rehire, cross-hire, operator hire and management, sale items, ordering, quotations, contracts, equipment maintenance and invoicing and is available with fully integrated accounts.
 
The functionally rich system enables reports to be produced, saved, scheduled and distributed, enabling operators to manage by exception and make strategic business decisions. The system also seamlessly integrates with other internal and external business software systems.
 
Mr Evans said: “Whether a single user or multi-site hire company, Key2 Plant Management can help control costs, improve asset utilisation, ensure legislative compliance and increase profitability by making costs and income transparent. It provides the essential management information required by companies to make strategic business decisions.
 
“With constantly squeezed margins, many plant and tool hire rental companies are realising that good software can bring real benefits.”